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protection

pro·tec·tion

protection

 
pronunciation:
pr tek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of protecting or condition of being protected.
synonyms:
care, defense, guarding, preservation, safeguarding, safety, security
similar words:
championship, charge, convoy, refuge, safekeeping, shelter, tutelage
definition 2: someone or something that protects.
synonyms:
defense, guard, guardian, protector, safeguard, shield
similar words:
bulwark, convoy, Palladium, preserver, refuge, sanctuary, screen, security, shelter
definition 3: in economics, the providing of security to native industry by charging tariffs on competing imported goods.
definition 4: (informal) money extorted, as from a business, to guarantee safety from violence or criminal prosecution.
similar words:
blackmail, bribe, extortion, graft, shakedown, sop
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